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Arizona and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
According to the
2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Arizona ranked 44th among the 50 states in overall child well-being.
On the Ground in Arizona
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
® is a systems-change effort that works at the local, state and national levels to advance policies and practices to most effectively meet the needs of young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
® is a network of juvenile justice practitioners and other system stakeholders across the country working to build a better and more equitable youth justice system.
A group of state-based child advocacy and research organizations that use data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity.
Eleven jurisdictions have been selected to conduct professional development based on the Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) curriculum.
Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being has expanded its reach to include child welfare jurisdictions in 22 states that stretch from coast to coast and a sovereign tribal nation. Learn more about this effort.
Young people, especially those who’ve experienced public systems and homelessness, are facing numerous challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) is developing solutions for these issues.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently selected the first cohort of 10 young-adult fellows who will support Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP). Learn more about the fellows and their charge.
The JAG Advantage is an approach created by Jobs for America's Graduates to provide student-centered services that help young people achieve their fullest potential, gaining an advantage in today’s emerging workforce.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Network tracks the well-being of children and families in each state. View the catalog of state-level data books and fact sheets released so far in 2019 to learn more about how children in your home state are faring.
Casey has selected 15 juvenile justice agencies to participate in its inaugural Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Train-the-Trainer Institute this May. The institute will accelerate the spread of the RJJ curriculum, a six-part professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families.
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® sites across the country must reevaluate their assumptions and processes to safely reduce detention of Native American youth says a new report by the Association on American Indian Affairs.
Funded by Casey Foundation, this report examines how Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® (JDAI) sites interact with Native American youth and tribes to support appropriate cultural alternatives to detention. In addition to identifying areas of concern and best practices, the publication notes that sites across the nation are largely failing to utilize culturally relevant approaches and outreach efforts that meet the unique needs of American Indian youth.
Juvenile justice stakeholders in Pima County, Arizona, have completed the Re-Imagining Juvenile Justice training, and participants are now rethinking the way they approach their work.
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